Do you? Think you know him?
No really! Who would you guess Suresh Raina’s favourite captain is? From the many amazing and successful captains, he has played under. Most likely you’re going to be wrong.
And his views on Women? You would never have thought.
Maybe it’s not surprising to know that he’s done some pretty crazy things, he is a flamboyant, larger than life type of player after all. But for Love? Really? Really.
The peaceful environs of SLOW, the setting of the Slow Interview with Neelesh Misra, with its birdsong in the morning and the orchestra of cicadas in the evening, and cups of hot tea settled him into a sense of security like never before. And he spoke, by his own admission, like never before.
Of course, the cricket is there, Dhoni, Tendulkar, Sehwag, Dravid, Ganguly, Kumble, Virat; the World Cups and other Tournaments; the IPL, you name it and it’s there. His Game – Cricket, his passion for it, his struggles and his success!
But there is so much more. He revealed a side to Suresh Raina that hasn’t been seen before by the outside world. Think of it as a film, about Suresh Raina starring Suresh Raina. He introduces you to his family and speaks about growing up with cricket in small alleys and villages in Western Uttar Pradesh through Sports College in Lucknow and onto playing for the country, that exclusive honour that only a handful get.
Watch him, as he goes from thought to thought, experience to experience, from laid back conversations about interesting things to an unexpected sequence in the kitchen and some, somewhat expected, singing!
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